Short courses
Design

An Introduction to Graphic Design and Illustration

Graphic design and illustration are the creative visualisation of communication, encompassing the interpretation of persuasion, education, information and entertainment through text and image. This module introduces you to these key principles and language of the subject and follows the process from interpreting the brief to realising and finally communicating creative ideas. No previous knowledge is assumed and you are encouraged to explore a range of ideas, processes and methods while completing a negotiated project.

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Starts Tuesday 4 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

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Where you study

Teesside University, Middlesbrough Campus

What you study

Module Aims
- To develop an understanding of the key principles and contexts of graphic design and illustration
- To develop the knowledge and practical skills to create visual communications and communicate them using a variety of media processes and methods.
- To provide opportunities for students to originate and present imaginative designs in their own subject area.
- To encourage a reflective approach to learning.

Indicative Content
- Contexts of contemporary graphic design and illustration.
- The creative process and concept development.
- Creatively explore the use of text and image.
- Project presentations and reflective summary.


Sessions will take place in a studio. The key knowledge of the discipline will be introduced through a programme of interactive lectures followed by workshop sessions that enable students to build and develop ideas and skills. Tutorials will be available throughout the module and will offer specific advice and support on individual learning and assessment matters.

How you are assessed

The module will be assessed through a portfolio of creative work (100%).

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements

Course information

Part-time

  • Credits: 10, Level: 4, Fees: £50.00

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: Starts Tuesday 4 June, Tuesdays and Thursdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 342291

Contact details

Further information